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Search Borders and Crossings: International and Multidisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing, 12-14 Sept, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 6:36am
Jan Kochanowski University

We invite all with an interest in the study of travel writing to the Borders and Crossings Conference.

Conference website:

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Prof. Ludmilla Kostova, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Dr. Benjamin Colbert, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Proposals for 20-minute papers and for full panels are sought from scholars working in all areas of travel writing, including literary studies, book history, geography, art history, translation studies, anthropology, history and media studies.

Frugal Honesty - July 8 - 9, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 6:52pm
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC


Keynote: Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes (2001), Certainty (2006), and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

"I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some no-more-tears . . . It's not really believable" - Andrea Tantaros, Fox News host, commenting on President Obama tearing up while announcing an executive order to curb gun violence and expand background checks in January 2016

"I actually think he was sincere. I'll probably go down about five points in the polls by saying that, but I think he was sincere" - Donald Trump, on those same tears

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: MAY 15, 2016 Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:56pm
European Association for Studies of Australia/University of Liège

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège (26-28 January, 2017) under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.

[UPDATE] The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, & Youth Media: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:50pm
Joseph Michael Sommers/ in association with the Children's Literature Association

The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016

In connection with the upcoming 2016 ChLA conference on Animation, this special issue of ChLAQ will focus broadly and widely on that multimodal and ever-expanding medium known as youth animation. From children's cartoon shorts such as Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928) and Leon Schlesinger's Looney Tunes (1930-1969); to full-length animated motion pictures such as the work of Studio Ghibli, Pixar, and Nickelodeon; to Homestar Runner, video games, and flip books, if it's sequential art put into motion, it's on the table for discussion.

Byron and the Romantic World: Postgraduate Conference by Keele and Edge Hill Universities. Abstract Deadline: 27th May 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:46am
Keele University and Edge Hill University

'Byron and the Romantic World' Postgraduate Conference at the Old Library, Keele Hall, Keele University. 30th September 2016
full name / name of organization:
Keele University and Edge Hill University
contact email:
One of the most celebrated and recognisable figures of
the early nineteenth century, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
stands at the centre of our current debates about
Romanticism and the Romantic world. His life and
poetry has attracted critics, scholars and biographers
interested in issues such as celebrity culture, sexual
politics, the Regency period, the Byronic hero and

CINEMA 8 CFP: Marx's Philosophy

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 6:57am

CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE invites submissions for its 8th issue devoted to the philosophy of Karl Marx and its links with cinematic art.

Marxism, as a tool for social analysis and transformation, has influenced politicized and progressive filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Sembène Ousmane, in theory and in practice, as well as shaped theoretical discussions around film and history, aesthetics, economics, and ideology. Key topics of this discussion have been reproducible art and active collective experience (Walter Benjamin) and cultural and social hegemony (Antonio Gramsci), among others.

Call for Participation, The Identity and Permanence of a Paradigm, a conference in applied modern languages

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:19am
Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

25 years of Applied Modern Languages at BBU Cluj: THE IDENTITY AND PERMANENCE OF A PARADIGM

-- a jubilee conference --

The Department of Applied Modern Languages is pleased to invite participation in the jubilee edition of its international annual conference to be held on 14th – 15th October 2016. As well as the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Master's degree programmes in Translation (METT) and Conference Interpreting (MEIC), the event marks 25 years of applied modern languages at Cluj. A pilot-school, DLMA Cluj takes pride in being the first Applied Modern Language Department in South-East Europe, situating itself in the avantgarde of AML pedagogy and innovation.

23rd Annual ACMRS Conference (2017) – Call for Papers

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:19pm
ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION: Selected papers focused on "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

CCHA Eastern Division Conference (Oct. 20-22, 2016)

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
Community College Humanities Association

The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.

Samuel Beckett's Dystopias (SAMLA 11/4/16-11/6/16)

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:05pm
East Tennessee State University

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Jacksonville, FL
November 4th-6th, 2016

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

Samuel Beckett's Dystopias

In Samuel Beckett's literary landscapes, readers and viewers find dark, barren spaces, crippled characters, haunting voices, and an overall sense that there is "Nothing to be done" (Waiting for Godot). The hope that appears in the presence of a boy or a few leaves on a tree is soon negated by the shake of a head or the absence of a long awaited arrival. Beckett's worlds are full of ashes and bones in which men and women are exiled and isolated; they are depleted, lonely spaces; they are dystopian spaces.